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This free service provides access to OverDrive Digital Library and allows patrons of the member libraries to download audiobooks and eBooks to their home computers, tablets, phones, or iPads.

Our membership in this consortium allows Solon Public Library patrons who live in Solon and rural Johnson County to access this service. If you live outside these areas, please ask your local library if they provide access.

To check out and download eBooks and audiobooks:

You will need:

  • Valid Solon Public Library card and password (Use the same password you set up for your card through the library catalog.)
  • Access to the Internet and a computer and/or a compatible device
  • Compatible browser -  The Bridges website is not supported in Internet Explorer 7 or 8. The Bridges site will run properly in Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari, or Internet Explorer 9 or higher. If you use Windows XP, you will need Firefox or Chrome as XP will not support IE9.

Click on the icon below to access Bridges:



  • To sign in to Bridges, click on “Sign In” or "Account"; on the next page, choose Solon Public Library from the drop down menu. In the window that opens below that, enter the patron number from your Solon Library card and your password for your library account as the PIN.
  • Read through the "Help" section on the Bridges site for information on any software or apps you may need to download.
  • Lending period is 14 days.
  • At the end of the check out period, the license allowing the book to be played or viewed will expire and the book will once again be available for checkout from the digital library; you do not have to do anything to “return” the book. Audiobooks and eBooks may be returned early; check the "Help" section for instructions for your device.

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We have mp3 players available for check out. Library staff can assist in downloading audio books to these players.

If you have any difficulties using this service and cannot find an answer for your problem in the "Help" section on Bridges, please send an email to  or  call the library.

This resource is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by State Library of Iowa.